Fun, energetic and extremely talented! The performers of Gabriel's Horns are SURE to knock your socks off at every performance! Highly acclaimed for our ceremony and jazz musicians, we are consistently Voted 5-Star Top Performer by Gigmasters, Milwaukee's Best Live Wedding Music by WISN'S A-List, Best of Weddings Milwaukee by TheKnot, The Hot List at Momentville, and much more. Gabriel's Horns is pleased to be Milwaukee's premiere provider of musicians for weddings, parties and corporate functions. Offering strings, harp, flute, brass, flamenco guitar, bagpipes, vocalists, mariachi bands, dixieland bands, big bands, jazz combos, dance bands and pianists/organists, we will help you select the right musicians for your event at a price you can afford.
Our goal is provide you, the bride and groom, with extraordinary and affordable music for your wedding celebration, helping to make your wedding day the most memorable of your life. With our many years of expertise in the area of wedding musicians, we make the process of selecting musicians and your song choices as easy as possible so that you can focus on the rest of your wedding planning, all without breaking your budget!
Who We Are
Gabriel's Horns is Milwaukee's premiere provider of musicians for weddings and corporate events. The energetic performances of Gabriel's Horns have been heard throughout the Midwest and on the East Coast since 1993. The group's versatile musicians bring together a wealth of varied experience from orchestras, chamber groups, modern music ensembles and big bands.
The players of Gabriel's Horns perform in a number of ensemble combinations, offering any combination of strings (duo/trio/quartet), string ensemble with flute or trumpet, flute and harp duo, solo harp, keyboards and vocals, bagpipes, mariachi band, flamenco guitar, jazz combo and dance bands. Among the possibilities for brass are the regal fanfares of one to four costumed herald trumpeters with banners, single trumpet with organ, the fanfares of multiple trumpets or brass quartet.
The group's repertoire covers 900 years of music. In addition to a full classical repertoire, the ensembles also perform the sentimental ballads, Broadway tunes and contemporary pop music of the 20th century. Gabriel's Horns' jazz repertoire ranges from the standards through the latest contemporary jazz, and our dance bands perform both covers and originals in a variety of combinations. The extensive repertoire and varied ensembles of Gabriel's Horns can be tailored to accommodate your event needs, from a full concert program to weddings, private parties, holiday celebrations, and corporate events.
About Our Musicians
Members of Gabriel's Horns have performed with such groups as the New York City Opera, Connecticut Ballet, Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Skylight Opera, Florentine Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Fireside Theater, and the Broadway in Milwaukee series, and are frequently seen and heard performing jazz and modern music in venues throughout the area. Ensemble members have toured nationally and internationally with Broadway shows and internationally acclaimed big bands, and have recorded for motion pictures, television and commercials.
Members of the group have held faculty positions at Lawrence University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cardinal Stritch University, Concordia University, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Carroll College, Alverno College and many more.
Q -- How can I get a price list?
A -- Just contact us via email, and we will send you a brochure price list as an attachment.
Q - How do your prices compare with others in the industry?
A - We are proud to announce that our prices have stayed virtually unchanged since 2011. Due to the volume of weddings we do, we are able to keep the cost affordable for you, and our musicians love to play for weddings!
Q - Can I see your group live sometime?
A - Yes, depending on the group you select and their upcoming events. Since this can be tricky in the off-season, we have provided several sound samples for each group to help you decide which is best for your event needs.
Q - What do the fees include?
A - The fees include assistance planning music selections, prelude/postlude music for ceremonies, set-up and take-down time, and all communications.
Q - Who will my main contact be?
A - My name is Jennifer Atwater, and I will be your main contact throughout the wedding planning process.
Q - What is your educational and professional background?
A - I have three music degrees, including a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. I have been contracting since 1993, and have been a professional trumpet player and insructor (University, High School and private) since the early 1990s.